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Special Constables

All kinds of people, from all walks of life, for all kinds of reasons volunteer with West Mercia Police Special Constabulary. It's a way to get involved in policing and to give something back to the community.

Special Constables in Hereford
Special Constables in Hereford
Special Constables are unpaid, part-time police officers who work in some of the most important areas of policing, using their spare time to make a difference. They commit to a minimum of 16 hours a month, although many people do significantly more as the hours can be flexible to fit around work and home life commitments.

Fully-trained Special Constables have full police powers, wear a police uniform and work alongside regular police officers and police staff, with opportunities for promotion to develop their leadership and management skills. Read more about the roles and responsibilities of Special Constables and the history of the Special Constabulary.

Although we are not currently in a position to accept new applications, we do have an opportunity for you to express your interest in the role of a Special Constable. Please complete the expression of interest form and will contact you with updates regarding Special Constabulary recruitment. Thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, you might also be interested in our other volunteer opportunities with West Mercia Police.